November 28, 2022

Where Cambridge Ward 3 candidates stand on homelessness

The race for the open seat is a crowded field of five candidates, including former Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios, 2021 federal Green Party candidate for Cambridge Michele Braniff, and first-time candidates Nate Whalen and Corey Kimpson.

Two young candidates vie to unseat incumbent in Cambridge Ward 2 city council race

It’s a three-person race for city council in Cambridge’s Ward 2 in the upcoming municipal election.  Two young candidates, Piyush Nanda, 27, and Matt Rogers, 19, are hoping to unseat incumbent Councillor Mike Devine. Ward 2, which encompasses the village of Hespeler, has been represented by Devine since 2014.

Condors Varsity Softball Team drops two games to Humber

The Conestoga Condors Women’s Softball Team lost both games of a double header versus Humber College on Sunday, Sep. 25, 2022 at Budd Park in Kitchener. While the team wasn’t able to get the result they wanted out there today, there is a lot for them to be happy about.

VIDEO: Plants and flowers will soon be blooming

Gardening season has already begun for some residents of Waterloo Region and as the weather continues to get warmer, more will tackle their gardens. There are many ways to garden, even in small spaces. Things like hanging plants and split planters can help anyone dealing with small space. Many tips can help students shop on a budget, like splitting costs with friends. 

AUDIO: Will the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan follow through on its promises?

The federal government unveiled Canada’s next steps to combat climate change with the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. This plan outlines steps to create a cleaner future for Canadians both environmentally, and economically. The goal is for Canada to reach an emissions reduction target of 40 to 45 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, and net-zero levels by 2050. This is not Canada’s first kick at the can for climate change … Continued

Hespeler farmers’ market to be ‘bigger and better’ when it returns after two-year absence

June 3 is the day many people in the Hespeler community have been eagerly anticipating. The Hespeler Village Market returns after its two-year pandemic hiatus and organizers say it is ready to come back bigger and better than before. The market has been running since 2016 and takes place every Friday afternoon through late spring and summer. It consists of local vendors who can show up anywhere from once a … Continued

AUDIO: Golfers hoping to hit hole-in-one once courses open

Golfers in Waterloo Region, dust off your clubs, because the season is just around the corner. As the weather gets warmer, golfers are closer than ever to getting their first COVID restriction-free season. Many golfers are excited to have a sense of normalcy in the sport, even though they were able to play through the pandemic.  Local courses are preparing frantically as the tentative date for opening is April 8.

VIDEO: The Pulao Gals combine food and hospitality to make a home away from home

Passing by the open door of The Pulao Gals, the scent of spices – like cinnamon for kofta, and cilantro for buttering naan – hangs in the air, hinting at some of the menu items that can be found within. Once you’re inside, the warm feeling you get isn’t from the oven – it’s from the kindness owners Zerka and Shahgul Mya extend.  Shahgul and Zerka, a former Conestoga culinary … Continued

VIDEO: College students who ‘forget all the rules’ about recycling could vastly improve their recycling habits

Waterloo Region has a rich history with the blue box, particularly Kitchener which started the first blue bin program. But the student population seems neither to know nor care about this. Kathleen Barsoum, coordinator of waste management in Waterloo Region, says students need to put more effort into sorting their recycling and garbage. In this video, she speaks about the history of the blue bin and youth involvement in recycling.

AUDIO: World Autism Awareness Day’s importance goes beyond April 2

World Autism Awareness Day is a day to promote inclusivity, create awareness, and listen to autistic voices about their experiences. While April 2 is the day dedicated to this, people with autism and organizations that support them believe World Autism Awareness Day should be on our minds – specifically, neurotypical minds – every day, ensuring the awareness turns into action.

Kitchener’s Maple Sugar Shack celebrates local maple syrup makers and more Canadian-themed products

The Downtown Kitchener Maple Sugar Shack kicks off spring at the Kitchener Farmer’s Market on April 2 with a celebration of local maple syrup and other Canadian-themed products. Maple syrup is more than just something to put on pancakes in Canada; it’s something many people consider part of Canadian culture, and the flag even perfectly represents that. “We partnered with the Kitchener Market and found that the maple syrup harvest … Continued

VIDEO: Waterloo Region community supports Ukrainians fleeing war

The Waterloo Region community has erupted in support for Ukraine and its citizens, who have been experiencing war for more than a month. Canada recently authorized a quick, temporary pathway for Ukrainians fleeing war to live in Canada. Many in the community are getting ready for their arrival, including a local Grassroots Response to the Ukrainian Crisis and two local women who have started their own fundraiser.